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DRUNKARDS. Art thou a drunkard, man? then shame
on thee; Thou mak'st God's image like a creeping
thingA brute-an idiot-one of reason reft, Shattering the fabric of humanity, And dashing down that noblest house of
God, Where intellect and blest religion ought
to dwell. Art thou a drunkard, woman? Shame,
. oh! shame, Thus to degrade thy nature and thyself, And turn the house of modesty to a sink Of cursed defilement; lust, and pride,
and envy, Weeds rancorous, are planted in thy
breast. Angel of Love ?-fiend of hellish birth! Cheerer of man?—but marring all his
For every happiness and endless bliss,
is nigh, Hot with the indignation of thy God, And burnings such as earth hath never
known; And flames, to which the drunkard's
spirit-curse Is light as ether in the giant's hand. Fires uuquenchable shall prey upon
theeThe never-dying worm thy vitals shall
nomical, sincere, cheerful, discreet, modest, virtuous, and pious.
SEWING ON GLAZED Calico.—By passing a cake of white soap a few times over a piece of glazed calico, or any other stiffened material, the needle will penetrate with equal facility, as it will through any other kind of work. The patronesses of schools, pronounce this to be a fact worth knowing, the de. struction of needles in the ordinary way occasions both loss of time and expense.
Ladies' BEST QUALITIES. -Ladies should be duly sensible that no beauty has any lasting and permanent charms, but the inward one of the mind; and that gracefulness of manners is far more engaging than beauty of person. They should consider, that intelligence, meekness, modesty, and sensibility, are true and lasting charms. That contentment, industry, and economy, are amiable and useful qualities. That virtue is an invaluable treasure, the universal charm, and should not be parted with upon any consideration. And that piety, sweet celestial visitant, is at once a most useful, charming, and happy ornament.
They who have these, are qualified as they ought to be, for usefulness in so. ciety and the domestic circle, for the management of families, for the education of children, for pure and lasting af fection for their husbands, and for submitting cheerfully to a prudent mode of living. Such females are admired, respected, and beloved, because they are truly amiable and lovely, and contribute so much to utility and felicity. They are no revealers of secrets, tattlers, or slanderers; but are true to their trust, say nothing but what is proper to be said, and speak well of the absent.
In a word, they are industrious, eco.
LOFTY RESIDENCE.-.A farm-house on the gigantic mountain of Antisaua, is said, by Dr. Myers, to be the highest inhabited place on the globe; and, according to Humboldt, is 3,800 feet above the elevated plains of Quito, and 13,500 above the sea.
LANGUAGES.--A Russian has published, “A view of all the known languages and their dialects.” In this book we find, in all, 937 Asiatic, 587 European, 226 African, and 1264 American languages and dialects, enumerated and classed. The Bible is translated into about 150 languages.
The Virtue of TEMPERANCE retains reason, and strengthens memory, is conducive to bodily health, strength, and beauty; purifies the blood, cools the liver, and strengthens the brain; is soundness, in place of a walking hospital; is a means of preserving internal peace, and avoiding external wounds; truth to the senses, wisdom to the soul, something in the purse; the wise man's companion, a wife's joy, and children's comfort, and distinguishes man from the beast; who values and preserves his own life, and instead of drinking to thegood health of others, takes care of his own! Nor is this
all, it promotes
THE TREE OF DISSIPATION.
The sin of drunkenness expels reason, drowns memory, distempers the body, defaces beauty, dimin ishes strength, corrupts the blood, inflames the liver, weakens the brain, turns men into walking hospitals, causes internal, external, and incurable wounds, is a witch to the senses, a devil to the soul, a thief to the pocket; the beggar's companion, a wife's woe, and children's sorrow-makes a man become a beast and a self-murderer, who drinks to other's good health, and robs himself of his own! Nor is this all; it exposes to the
PLEASURE HERE, AND = Is INDISPENSABLE TO HAPPINESS HEREAFTER.
AND HEREAFTER TO
Such are some of the good EFFECTS springing from the
ROOT OF TEMPERANCE.
THE ROOT OF ALL IS DRUNKENNESS!!!
NUMBER OF STARS.-Of the stars in the British catalogue, there are many only visible through a telescope, nor does the eye ever see more than a thousand at the same time in the clearest heaven; yet the number is probably infinite. From the first to the sixth magnitude, inclusive, the total number of stars is 3128.
TIME.-Time is like a creditor, who allows an ample space to make up accounts, but is inexorable at last. Time is like a verb that can be used in the present tense. Time, well employed, gives that health and vigour to the soul, which rest and retirement give to the body. Time never sits heavily on us, but when it is badly employed. Time is a grateful friend-use it well, and it never fails to make suitable requital.
BEAUTY IN THE GRAVE.-A young lady in A- , New York, was recently attacked with the small-pox. She was gay and thoughtless, and had been much admired for her comeliness and beauty. When the disease made its appearance, she became much distressed at the thought of losing her beauty, and mani. fested her concern by speaking frequently of such a dreadful event. Her mother, with deep solicitude, seemed to sympathise with the daughter in these fearful apprehensions. They conversed on the subject, and spoke of the probable influence which the circumstance would have upon the future prospects of the unfortunate young lady. While dwelling in her mind on this gloomy picture, the messenger of death suddenly and unexpectedly stood before her, clothed in terrors. He bade her silence her wicked complainings, and follow
him, and lay her beauty down in the grave. There was no resisting the mandate. She yielded almost instantly to the stern command, and now the worm is revelling on that beauteous brow, whose fairness she would so se dulously have preserved. The soul seemed not to have been thought of. No care had been taken to preserve it pure and spotless, or to cleanse it in the fountain of a Saviour's blood. What an unsightly thing is beauty in the grave!
secretary,“ how can they understand the Scriptures, unless we explain them? How would a common man understand that passage, 'The Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart? Would he not be led to think that God was the author of Pharaoh's sin ?" “ On this show of controversy, I retired,” says Mr. J., " for a few moments, into my own thoughts ; and, having paused in that way, which the long pipe with which I was furnished gave an opportunity of doing, I turned to the secretary, and asked how he would explain that passage, which was certainly a difficult one." He replied, “ God permitted Pharaoh to remain in his bar. dened state of nature.” “Very well,” I said, “ the explanation which satisfies you, would most probably satisfy every common reader of the Bible, as it does me."
SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATION. — In a conversation with the Vice-Patriarch at the Greek Convent at Cairo, and his secretary, the Rev. Mr. Jowett intimated that it would be desirable that the Greeks in Cairo should possess the Holy Scriptures. “These artisans," observed the
Domestic and foreign Intelligence.
LONDON AND MIDDLESEX. COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN MORTA the deaths amount to 22,701 in the LITY.-At a late meeting of the Aca- countries situate north of France, and demie des Sciences, in Paris, M. Moreau 27,800 south of France, or a difference de Jonnes read an interesting paper, the of 500,000, equal to one two-hundredth object of which was to show the relative of the population. M. Moreau de Jonnes number of deaths in the different parts thus shows that the northern climates of Europe-one of the many instances favour the duration of human life. The of nice statistical calculations which our author of the paper had also made calneighbours are in the habit of making. culations tending to prove that the proFrom this it appears, that in the Roman portion of mortality is diminishing, states and ancient Venetian provinces, which fact is confirmed by the return in 1 in 27 dies annually; in all Italy, several great cities, proving incontesti. Greece, and Turkey, 1 in 30; in the bly the material ameliorations which Netherlands, France, and Prussia, 1 in have taken place in the great cities. 39; in Switzerland, Austria, Spain, and Portugal, 1 in 40 ; in Russia (in Europe) and Poland, 1 in 44 ; in Germany, Den LONGEVITY.The salubrity of Engmark, and Sweden, 1 in 45 ; in Nor land has considerably increased, and the way, 1 in 48; in Ireland, 1 in 53; in mortality diminished, for many years England, 1 in 58; and in Scotland and past. The results of the population Iceland, 1 in 59. Thus it appears that acts afford satisfactory evidence, that of the whole of Europe, in Italy there is our ancestors did not enjoy the same de the least chance of life or of its long gree of health and longevity that we do duration. The average of deaths yearly at present. The annual mortality has in Europe, out of a population of 210 decreased nearly one-third in forty years. millions, is 5,256,000, which is equal to In 1780, the rate of mortality was taken one-fortieth of the whole. This, how at one iu 40 ; in 1795, at one in 45; in ever, varies unequally between the north 1801, at one in 47; in 1811, at one in and south. The former have but one 52; and in 1821, the results of the death in 44, while the latter have one in census show a mortality of one in 58. 36. Out of one million of inhabitants, The limits of human life are the same now as formerly, and will probably always continue the same ; but more per sons live now to an advanced age - than in former times.
disappeared. The eldest brother called loudly for assistance, but the situation being lonely, no one was at hand, and, in an agony of despair, he plunged into the water, and the four brothers all pe.. rished ! Full two hours and threequarters elapsed before the bodies were pulled up; the body of the eldest, who was dressed when he jumped in, was clasped in the embrace of his brothers. In a very short time tidings of the calamity reached the ears of Mr. Sidebottom, who, not crediting the full extent of his bereavement, left his residence in a state of distraction. The sudden and dreadful loss he had sustained deprived him completely of reason, and he was conveyed back in a chaise to his house in a state of perfect insensibility.
INTREPIDITY.-Very recently an inquest being held on the body of a boy drowned in the River Lea, near Limehouse, it appeared that a lad named Fifer, famous in the neighbourhood for his athletic prowess, and therefore called " the Captain," had brought the de. ceased out of the water, but not till life was quite extinct. The coroner com
To mended his bravery, and promised, that. if he ever saved another person from drowning, he would recommend him to the notice of the Humane Society. The witness said he was much obliged to the coroner, and was proceeding with his evidence, when an alarm was given that some person had fallen into the River Lea. The witness immediately pulled his jacket off, and said, “ I'm off, Sir," jumped into the water, and shortly after brought up a man and a child. The man, who was inebriated, had walked into the river with the child on his shoulders. They were soon recovered, and taken to their own homes. It is needless to add, that the coroner performed his promise. The same intrepid youth had already saved the lives of five individuals.
GRAPHIC WAFERS.-Mr. Schloss, of Great Russell-street, has invented what he calls “ an entirely new and elegant substitute for wax in sealing letters." This substitute consists of a small engraving, the size of a wafer, covered with some composition, which, on being moistened, adheres strongly to the paper. We believe the novelty consists in having these bits of paper engraved : how far they will be considered as an “ elegant substitute for wax," will deit pend on taste and selection in the choice of subjects.
WAR.-It is calculated that the wars MICE.-A farmer, of Beame, who of Napoleon caused the death of five kept his corn on an unboarded floor, millions of human beings; the number found it constantly devoured by mice. of broken hearts and broken fortunes To remedy this he plunged a number of has not been computed.
earthern pots into the earth, all round the heap of corn; he filled them half
full of water, and, being varnished DISTRESSING OCCURRENCE.-Some withinside, when the mice came to drink weeks since, the family of Alexander they slipped in, and were drowned. In Radclyffe Sidebottom, Esq., barrister at the space of two months he thus delaw, took possession of an elegant villa, stroyed 14,500. called “ Mount Pleasant," at Kingsbury. The family consisted of Mr. Side, bottom, his lady, six sons, and three New Club.—Proposals have been daughters. The four eldest sons went issued for a new society, to be called the early on Friday morning, the 14th ult., “Foreign Society ;' the principal obto bathe in a reservoir attached to the jects of which are to collect a library Paddington Canal. The three youngest of foreign literature, and keep the club brothers, youths of 15, 17, and 19, first constantly supplied with periodical pubentered the reservoir, the eldest brother, lications of every description, whether 30 years old, standing on the bank. literary, political, or commercial, that The lads had not been in the water have reference to foreign countries, in. many minutes before the whole of them cluding the colonies. It is calculated
that, with a society of 500 members, a greater yearly subscription than four guineas would not be required. This would enable such a society to expend at least 1,0001. per annum in the forma. tion of its library, which, in the course of a few years, would contain a more complete collection of works on foreign literature than is probably to be met with in England. There is to be no dining, but only the refreshments of tea and coffee.
DECREASE OF CRIME.- It is truly gratifying to perceive that, at most of the recent assizes, the calendar of crime has been exceedingly light. We cannot but hope that the general, and especially the religious knowledge disseminated throughout the country, is producing a mighty influence. Heartily should we rejoice to see some measure adopted to put an end to drinking ardent spirits, and to lessen the number of beer: houses.
FRIENDLY Society. - A society, called “ The Christian Fellowship,” for mutual assistance during the period of sickness, and the insurance of sums of money at the death of members, or their wives, together with annuities in old age, has been recently formed, in con. nexion with Claremont Chapel, Pentonville, under the auspices of its respected pastor, the Rev. John Blackburn. The necessity of a prudent care for the fu. ture, “ as God has given them ability," need scarcely be urged upon Christians at the present time; but as severe disappointments have too frequently been experienced through the breaking up of similar institutions, from an inability to meet their engagements, this society has, with a view to permanency and security, carefully excluded those subjects of benefit to which all are not equally liable, providing only for sickness, old age, and death. Their benefits are divided into small shares, and for these, the subscriptions are calculated separately, so that either, or all of them, may be taken at pleasure, and (under certain limitations) to the extent best suiting the views of the subscribers; while the subscriptions being graduated according to age, the injustice of compelling a young man to pay the same as one who may be his senior by twenty years, will be avoided.
House OF COMMONS. — The com. mittee appointed on the subject, recommend that a portion of the strangers' gallery, at the north end of the house, not exceeding a quarter of the whole, and capable of containing twenty-four ladies, be set apart for their accommodation, divided by a partition from the rest of the gallery, and screened in front by an open trellis work. The report concludes by recommending, that in the new House of Commons, a gallery should be constructed capable of accommodating not less than forty ladies.
We confess that we are among those who rejoice in this arrangement; both because it will tend to diffuse among females a desire for general knowledge, and because it will cherish an increased spirit of deference to propriety of feeling and conduct among the members of the House.
PREVENTION OF Fire. — A society for this purpose is formed in the City of London; and the following are some of its recommendations, well worthy of atten. tion. Sweep chimneys regularly, sweep frequently with a broom the lower part of the chimney within reach. Beware of lights near combustibles, beware of children near fires and lights, or of trusting them with candles. Go into dangerous places in the day-time only. Do not leave clothes to dry unwatched, either day or night; do not leave a poker in the fire ; see that all be safe before you retire to rest. Every family should have a fire-escape, as a knotted rope, or fringed rope, (with a noose at one end to fasten it to a bed, &c., or to a staple, or to a pulley near a window,) a rope ladder with wooden steps, and a large strong sack with a rope to let down children. There are many other fireescapes. Many might have been, many may be saved, from the dreadful death of fire. Can the science and humanity
EDUCATION.-In the last charge de livered to his clergy by the Bishop of London is the following remarkable and gratifying passage :-"I see no reason why the education given to the poor should differ from the education of their superiors more widely than the different circumstances and station of their respective conditions in life render abso. lutely necessary.”